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tonight hot weather around the corner the fire season gets off the ground early. >> looking towards ocean beach, clear skies at the coast i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> battle of the beach. a billionaire called to explain why he's blocking access to a surf spot. >> tonight high tech hackers caught on camera, breaking into cars, as if they own them. this is a live picture of the east bay mount diablo tonight we're beginning the week with temperatures near 90 and only
going to get hotter. >> the weather service rescinded a heat warning for the bay area. we're going to have several days of high temperatures for this time of the year. we have team coverage for you on the heat and fire season we're live but let's begin with live doppler seven hd. >> heat is on, here is hiv doppler 7 hd showing sunny skies out there but nothing going to prevent temperatures from continuing to rise notice inland locations had highs into upper 80s 91 degrees in gilroy 81 here in san francisco. it's going to get hotter over the next couple days.
strips of coastal areas sh high temperatures ranging from 95 to 100 inland they'll be in 90s around the bay. there is a risk of heat-related illness. and looking live now blue skies and we'll take a look at air quality, which is declining as temperatures rise, tomorrow will be the second spare the air day. poor air quality inland east bay and santa clara valley. i'll show how hot going to get in just a few minutes >> spencer talking about hot weather raising concerns about fire dangers with the drought, all dry trees and brush. abc7 news joins us from berkeley hills with that part of the story. laura? >> hi, cheryl. yes. temperatures heat up and so does fire danger concern. in 23 years since the oakland hills fire some of the trees have been removed but many more
remain. it's not hard to see things starting to heat up in the east bay. and as far as fire danger is concerned it's looking like the fourth of july than two weeks before memorial day. >> the fields are dry for what we normally expect this time of the year. usually it's 20 points higher. >> mount diablo starting to turn brown ahead of schedule. same in oakland berkeley hills. some wonder why there is many of these. >> trees contain lots of oil. >> john kauffman is a neighborhood group thinking they should have been removed years ago but $6 million in money for uc berkeley has yet to come through. >> there is delay in that. we're afraid fema will give the money only for trimming the
trees and not removing them, which would be a disaster, having tall trees for shade is resulting in a lower fire risk than removing them. >> began garcetti is leading the charge to save the yu liptus. he says clear cutting would not reduce the fire danger. iet increases risk of fire because it promotes growth of species such as poison oak, thistles and chaparelle. >> a fema spokesperson told abc7 news the agency hopes to have a long awaited study for it's fire hazard mitigation plan completed by the end of the year. >> eyes in the sky who watch for fires in the bay area are on the job earlier than usual the crew in santa rosa took its
first flight today wayne freedman joins us live now from santa rosa. >> if you've seen the airplane it was moments away in walnut creek. but that will be a long fire season, a given as you consider this fire base closed two months late last year, this year, opening six weeks early. they fly together and fight tires together. >> each day is different. >> every year, too. consider it's still may cal fire chief and his pilot on duty ask ready to fly a month afl earlier than usual. >> probably head over to the coast. >> and do what? >> just review some of the normal flight maneuvers and get air with radios. >> officially, california fire
season began last week. and the agency has already battled more than 4500 acres state wide and we're still in spring. >> what happened to the first day? >> same thing, we show up to work make sure equipment is ready. >> if you look over a fire and see a twin tailed spotter plane there is a good chance chris will be in it. quarterbacking the aerial attack. >> ground resources put fires out. aviation just slow them down so ground resources can get in there. >> cal fire set up it's network of bases to have planes within reach within 20 minutes. they'll drop this stuff. as the summer gets busy crews may load planes 20 times per day a thousand gallons per load with engines still running.
keith larsson and his crew, busy men. >> how fast can you get this turned around? >> ten mens. >> and if cal fire is your primary agency you're required to have 100 feet of defensible space around your home. you want to clear that dry grass and brush. if you live in santa clara, alameda or contra costa counties someone might be coming to inspect your property this how where you are this week? you can keep track on twitter at live doppler 7 hd. >> owner of martin's beach is the focus of a legal challenge showed up in court after being compelled to do so by the judge.
the billionaire seemed to know very little about why it was closed. david louie is live with the story. david? >> records indicate they spend $37 million to acquire the land around it. when it comes to explaining why it was cutoff, he didn't seem to work at all. ' arrived by himself after a judge ordered him to appear. he's one of silicon valley's top venture capitolists and a co-founder of sun micro systems. including martin's beach, a spot that has been accessible for a century. opponents argue that is a violation of a state coastal act and they want to hold coast love responsible. >> it's important because there is phone shally over $10 million
in fines and penalties on the violations. >> in court, he said i don't recollect when asked questions about what he knew about blocking access and about a previous legal challenge. >> appears everything is cloaked in attorney-client privilege he seems to have taken his manager the poor man in the front row as the individual closing this beach. >> coastal says he receives 500 to a thousand pages per week and trusts turns to make decisions and handle matters. he spends his life being a detail man, listening to pitch ups from start ups. he and his attorneys will not speak to reporters. >> his intent is to build a
private residence there. it's simple as that. this is not rocket science. >> mexican drug trafficker appear to be looking at the coast as a new drop off point for illegal drugs that is what officials say is happening after finding this fishing boat. it wasn't empty. 40 bales of marijuana and a get away vessel landed nearby. >> there is a crew waiting to take it to their vehicle. >> homeland security say the bales weigh about 300 pounds and got stuck in the sand they say the boat came from mexico this, is the 8th landing of a drug boat north of monterey since last year >> deputies seizeded a hundred
pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop there today. this is what they found. the street value is estimated at 100,$000. >> police in fremont investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital, including a child. and union city police officer. investigators say the officer was responding to a burglary call with lights and sirens on when his unit collided with another vehicle and both hit a minivan. the officer was treated and released >> still head here on abc7 news at 6:00 how wide ready roadways in your neighborhood? a fire department pushes for streets that could put your life in jeopardy. >> and how some drivers are causing a highway hazard thanks to a temporary new lane alignment at the golden gate
san francisco fire chief says the city of hills and narrow streets present challenges to firefighters but some worry the pro pose wral to widen streets in new developments will put pedestrians at risk. carolyn? >> well, it was the debate here at city hall today the fire chief says she has the support of the planning department, department of public work asks developer of the projt in question. on her side. but some say since this was approved four years ago, why push for the changes now? they're building a neighborhood from scratch the former hunter's point naval ship yard once stood it was approved in 2010. now with construction underway, the san francisco fire department wants to change the width of the residential streets. >> we just want to do it right. we want to make sure it's going ton an infrastructure for years
still to come. >> the supervisor says widening the streets is more than just a technical issue. it will have a real impact on the neighborhood. >> whether they're walkable, and liveable great neighborhoods, they're safe for pedestrians or whether we're going to have neighborhoods with x and y streets going through them with traffic and increased accidents. >> major arteries vary in size but the standard for side streets is 20 feet. the fire department wants 26 feet for new neighborhoods. and the chief points to the challenges of fighting fires like the massive one in mission bay. >> those streets were 52 feet across. we're asking for half of that. 26 feet. >> i don't think it's true the fire department struggles with narrow streets.
>> he believes previous widening projects were not good for neighborhoods. these pictures from the public library show it being transformed from a boulevard into a pseudofreeway. no vote was taken at city hall today but whatever is decided, could set a precedent for other projects on the drawing board. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> san francisco traffic department put safety on the fast track at an intersection where two pedestrians were hit in just the past few months the agency plans to break ground this week on a traffic light at sunset boulevard and yorba street. in february a 78-year-old man was hit and killed in the crosswalk. >> a uc berkeley law school graduate got a lesson in legal system today, sentenced to four years probation for beheading an
exotic bird in las vegas. the 25-year-old apologized for his actions and called it quote, the worst most of my life video showed him wringing it's neck he spent six months in a prison boot camp now must perform 16 hours of community service in an animal shelter. >> have you ever heard of anything called dark net? it's a place on the internet you cannot find with google. >> it's creepy. under world marketplace of drugs and guns and a lot more. >> dan? . >> i thought i was pretty savvy and i knew most of the trends but research our producer and i did surprised me. our investigation found law enforcement is having a difficult time keeping up with those who sell drugs and
weapons, card numbers and more on the dark net. and the technology was designed for a military purpose. >> suppose someone is in a hotel and they need to communicate back to home base they don't want the local isp to know who they work for. >> tonight at 11:00 you'll hear from people who design the system those who run it now and it an important story you can see tonight on abc7 news at 11:00. >> unbelievable. >> i was surprised >> yes. . >> i was shocked myself. >> yes. >> scary. >> you know, it's knowledge is power, you have to know it's out there. >> yes. we will tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> of course that report coming up right after this season finale of "castle". >> join us for that. now, on to weather and heat is on. >> two issue was deal with.
decreasing heat and declining air quality. let's get to live doppler 7 hd. sunny skies out there and it's warm here is a live view from our camera looking west across the bay. 88 and 62 in half moon bay. traffic flowing nicely under blue skies 79 napa. 87 fairfield and livermore, concord, 86 degrees another live view, beautiful view looking down onto the bay from mount tam forecast features tomorrow will be our second spare the air day. we have a heat advisory in effect for two days and temperatures reaching 100 degrees inland on wednesday. the hottest day of the seven-day forecast.
a strong ridge of high pressure building and a hot air mass going to dominate our weather picture. winds right now, generally light and on shore from evening hours but shifting around to become off shore tomorrow. that is going to carry warm air out to sea. so we'll have very warm conditions from coast to inland temperatures tumbling friday into 80s, that is the way that temperatures will run around the entire bay area over seven days. lows into mid-50s so warm in spots into late evening and overnight hours.
mid-80s on the coast. downtown a high of 88 tomorrow. 86 in the sunset district. nine to in santa rosa. 95 at napa. we'll see low 90s on the east bay and around the shore line. inland east bay hotter, mid-90s there. 96 at antioch here is the accu-weather forecast. you think that is hot? how about wednesday, high as approach or exceed 100 in some inland lobings mid-90s around the bay. mid-80s on the coast temperatures moderating friday, then a sharper cool down over the weekend we'll have hot days coming our way. >> thank you. >> okay. >> just ahead, a southern california woman taking a range of power in sacramento. >> and she's broken another
drivers are getting confused about a shifted off ramp just south of the golden gate bridge. it's been moved a thousand feet earlier to allow construction of the presidio parkway project chp keeping an eye on drivers to make sure they don't try to make illegal u-turns there were accidents there this morning. signs warning about the change are posted before the turnoff. >> if you miss it, you're go
across the golden gate bridge. it's unfortunate. that is why it's a learning curve we need people to understand exit moved. if you want this, you need to access that new ramp. >> if you miss the exit from 101 you'll have to go across the golden gate bridge and pay the toll to get back into the city. it will be in the new location for about a month. >> california state assembly swearing in the first openly gay female speaker. democrat tony at kins is the third woman and first lawmaker from san diego to serve as speaker. they praised the gradual return to fiscal stabible but says there is more work ahead. >> a lot of room to roll up our sleeves and work to make california business climate as strong and that our state quality of life is strong. >> atkins assumes power in a rit cal moment. governor brown scheduled to
release his budget tomorrow. >> more still to come here tonight at 6:00. bay area weather, what you need to do to prepare for heat coming. and some tips for keeping your cool. >> new video from nigeria tonight of the kidnapped school girls what they're captors are now demanding for return. >> also a plea for forgiveness tonight from the clippers donald sterling. will it be enough to retain ownership of the team? more still to come, stay with us heat shields are compromised. we have multiple failures.
this is very exciting. but i'm at my stop. come again? i'm watching this on the train. it's so hard to leave. good luck with everything. with the u-verse tv app, the u-verse revolves around you the u-verse revolves around you more hot days in the forecast. but things only going to get tougher for those looking for ways to beat the heat. you're melting, nick. >> everyone today i spoke with about the forecast they weren't sure if they should blame him for the heat or thank him for letting them know it's going to get hotter. either way, everybody told me the fountain is best way to beat the heat. >> nick is ready the manager of this ace hardware
store, he knows things people look for. >> it's furnace filter asks your drip systems that is your biggest tickets. >> a gadget like this costs less than 15s sxdz may haves you with a cool mist. thost here. >> i play in water and eat ice cream. >> keeping cool can be tough, but it can be fun. >> we didn't want to drive to the beach. and we couldn't find a pool. so this was the next best thing. >> they weren't alone because many popular water spots haven't opened the water fountain in downtown san jose pulled families in. high temperatures expected for the next few days. and someplaces it's a triple digits. public safety officials want everyone to think heat safety now. >> first, hydrate. hydrate. >> lounging under a tree will keep you cool.
for those outside, kicking back in the shade isn't an option. among most vulnerable are construction workers. that is why warning to drink plenty of water early and often is a message they want to stick. >> you want to drink water. good, old fashioned water is what is going to help you. >> if you must be outside, protect yourself limit exposure, be aware of signs of heat-related illness. >> dizzy, vomiting. >> and heat cramps if you're periencing those symptoms it could be too late. >> we're lucky here. by the time the sun goes down, it cools off. >> in san jose, nick smith, abc7 news. >> well, amazing video from new hampshire. a house exploded just after a police officer was involved in a shooting. watch what happens here. there it goes it happened in a community of brentwood the officer's condition is not
known point. there is no word on what caused the explosion or fire or what led to the shooting. >> the governor says it will not negotiate with a militant group that kidnapped nearly 300 school girls. a video purports to show some of the girls reciting prayers in arabic. officials say a prisoner exchaefrng could be complicated. >> the sale of human beings is a crime against humanity. >> demonstrators demanding the government there do more. nigeria deployed two army divisions to hunt for the girls and several nations have offered help
>> owner of the clippers is begging the nba to forgive him tonight. in a interview he said he was or horrified by racist comments he made and asks the other nba owners not to make him sell the team. >> i made a mistake. i hope it's in their heart to forgive me for. that i don't know why the girl had me say those things >> you're saying you were set up? >> well, yeah. i was waited. that is not the way you talk. i don't talk about people for one thing. ever. >> his wife tells barbara walters she'll fight to keep her half of the ownership. but this afternoon, the newly appointed ceo of the clippers says he's confident the team can be sold >> we know what hackers can do to your identity.
do you know they can hack your car? >> michael finney has been investigating this for a year. >> yes. i've been reporting on this. you may remember that we've reported on this. tonight you're going to witness something you have never seen before. a car burglar caught on camera. >> we have always expected it but this is the first time it's been caught on video. a high tech car burglar at work in the bay area. this thief breaks into one car, then, next to it. watch. she pulls on door handle, then waits. police believe she had a small device she gets into the car. and doesn't steal the automobile
but rifles through the contents. there have been reports of wide spread burglaries in palo alto on one evening ask same thing in oakland on another. >> so what do you think is happening? >> i think someone actually has some mechanism to trigger the device >> we almost missed it this time. >> so that morning installed cameras. that night, my cameras were broken. >> that is derrick walsh he assumed he left his car unlocked >> my wife looked andu! goes wa a minute, the light is coming on before she's pulling on p the door handle. i took a look and like, oh, you know? you're right. that is when it came obvious to
me she was using something to open that door. >> he posted his findings on next door and nearly a dozen neighbors responded here, he reads a post from his next door app >> pretty sure it was locked. not sure how they got in q% i lock my truck every time i get out of it. it's the same theme we're like we usually lock it. >> michael griggsby is the neighborhood watch block captain he heard about the burglaries on next door, too. >> my neighbor just days ago got robbed as well, his car got broken into and a duffle bag stolen. >> this investigator is one of the more most auto burglary experts in the nation, calling the video an important piece of the puzzle. >> just absurd how easy it is, frustrating that we are law enforcement hasn't flipped someone to figure out what is going on to fix the issue and
protect our cars. >> he says police have gotten a hold of the devices but neither cops nor automotive engineers have been able to replicate the burglar. >> they struck out, the automatically assumed it can't be done and there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. we know otherwise when we see the video. >> bender says these are eek electromagnetic devices but how they work is a mystery. >> we have one engineer working on it. this latest video will help motivate us again to try to get a solution for this. >> if you think your car has been hacked please let me know about it. you can file a 7 on your side consumer report. >> amazing. >> yes. >> thank you. >> coming up, demonstration day for bay area start ups. >> we're going to see some of the things they have designed that may be smarter than we are.
more than a thousand african americans are achieving good grades in a district where many african americans don't go on to college. >> the obama administration is paying close attention to what's happening in schools in oakland. >> after rick minute american teens meet once per day. one mentor writes words of encouragement. the mission to stop young african american men from failing. >> they say that prison cells are built based on third grade reading levels because they know if you can't read, if you're it little rit it's hard to get along and have a career in this country. >> brendan anderson is with the african american male achievement office. >> supporting them, advocating for them, empowering them and their parents.
and building relationship was teachers. >> the office opened four years ago. today, the program is in 16 middle schools and high schools in oakland. amir williams admits african american teens face mer destructions than other students. >> just don't let them detract you what what you know is right. your studying and stuff. >> when the president announced an initiative, he consulted with oakland's african american male achievemoffice. >> white house continues to work with that office. amir has a solid 3.0 gpa and today he and more than a thousand african american young men, and women, will be honored for working hard in school. and says this helps boost confidence. >> it has a big impact. because when you tell me that i can do something, then, i'm going to set my mind to it. i know i can do it. >> the he take
place tonight in oakland. >> great job. >> coming up next a new tribute to the legendary barbara walters >> one ensures her legacy for decades still to come. hey there. did you select these things on purpose? not a color found nature. there's nothing wrong with tha. i can hear your arteries clogging. ok. no. this is tap water. i can't let you buy this. oh. crystal geyser please. crystal geyser. bottled at the mountain source.
crystal geyser. bottled right at the mountain source. it was demo day for a program called hackcelerator >> big companies ready to shell out billions for cool new inventions and entrepreneurs are moving the hardware business. >> jonathan bloom says everyone is looking for the next great gadget. >> kuji holding what looks like a zippo lighter. >> we designed it until it's nice. but it's trying to kill itself, by helping you cut back so you can try to quit. >> it tracks every time you smoke, and if it does the job you won't need it anymore. >> my co-founder quit using my prototype. >> quick bit comes out of
hackcelerator making cool hardware. like avid box. >> a scrubbing robot. >> they use lasers to map out the floor and like a janitor, you pay by the hour. >> $six for hour scrubbing. >> some jobs aren't fun like hand painting car parts. >> you want to auto mate. that it's dangerous and dirty. not something a human should be doing. >> this robot could do what was previously only in factories here is a 3 d printer fast enough to be a factory. forming objects out of liquid and cures them with light. >> they have one thing in common, how tiny companies that are make them, that, say organizers points to a shift in the tech world. >> instead of the old days where leading products made by biggest companies now, they're made by
some very small companies and big companies buying companies up. >> after occulus, hackers can only hope to be next. they have spent three months in china. >> it's about creating really great value for the consumers that are buy proing duct. that means that we need to be manufacturing in large quantities. >> made in china sold in the bay area. >> barbara walters has a permanent place in broadcast history and walters is retiring this week z today, abc news headquarters building was renamed in her honor. walters was the first woman in co-anchor a network newscast. she hopes to be remembered as an inspiration to women. >> not the interviews with presidents, nor heads of state.
nor celebrities, nor even the sterlings. if i have a legacy and said this before, i mean it so sincerely. i hope i played a small role for many fabulous women here tonight. >> she has. abc news will look back at her incredible career in a special friday night at 9:00. >> what a career she's had. let's talk about the heat. >> spencer is keeping an eye on all of that. >> heat is on. it will be for a while. sunny skies after a warm day. another hot day, across the state highs into mid-90s from chico down to los angeles and palm springs l.a. one degree warmer than waum
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>> several sources reporting steve curry refinalizing a contract. so that would eliminate him as a possible choice with the warriors meaning the owner is now exploring plan b. the current roster can only wait in limbo, continuing to work on their game. trying to fit into the new schemes but steph curry knows what he'll be working on next season. >> decision making is huvenlg showing as a team if we take the
ball two games with a chance to win. with the ball. what would have happened. games being aggressive to be patient and let the game come to me. that comes through film work. and just studying what i was thinking. >> well, if you look at the core of what we have coming back under contract next week, we're where we need to be. i think we have a very good core ask a very bright future. >> it's been a rough go for mike brown. he coached lakers five games last year, now, warriors also competing for a new head coach.
well, a's on a bit of a tear with a four-game win streak, hosting white sox tonight. caps with a two home run, six rbi effort. as exciting as it was, focus is on the white sox. >> you can't live in the past. keep moving forward. you know as much as great day i love to celebrate that is not how it works. so i mean you can't think about it too much. >> the giants return home from a 10 game road trip with a two game lead in the west. bad news he's going to be out six weeks so now, michael moore
starting tonight against atlanta. >> he's looking forward to it. he's played first. you know? i think he's heinger to do this for a while. he's still going to play in left field. nice to have a guy that hasn't experienced it first. >> usa's 30 man roster today in preparation for the world cup. camp begins on wednesday. he needs to perform well. stage two of the amgen tour in folsom. now leading by 44 seconds
the tour moving to san jose tomorrow. this sports report has been brought to you by orchard supply, hardware. >> it's going to be a test. >> all right, >> thank you >> join me tonight hold it or blow it when you feel a tickle in your nose should you try to stop a sneeze? >> then at 11:00 you may not have heard of it but your children could be using it now. the dark net. the scary part of the net. >> we have dancing with the stars followed by the season finale of castle. and that is going to do it for abc7 news. our coverage continues on twitter. >> for all of us here, we appreciate your time as always. of the brave